For the prospects at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, hitting 40 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds would earn approving nods from every team in the league.
But for former NFL fullback Heath Evans, it’s just another day at the gym.
Even though he’s 38 years old and happily retired, the current NFL Network analyst looks like he could suit up and play again today.
With the combine getting underway in Indianapolis, Evans took to Instagram and shared a video of himself doing the 225-pound bench press drill just like the prospects looking to make it into the league. And he crushed it—40 times, in fact:
Tomorrow on @nflnetwork I'll set the bar for all the incoming @nfl rookies to chase on the 225 bench test. This was 40 (39 on video b/c I jumped the gun on @lindseylauerfit filming 🤔🤣) after a bunch of heavy singles. Last year I hit 37 on air so the goal this year is 42+. @mikeohearn @gavanmurphy @lkeysfitness can you guys be there to spot? I don't trust @siegelvegas spotting me while on his tippy toes for the camera. #nflnetwork #nfl #combine
The all-time record at the combine on the bench press is 49 reps, which was set by Stephen Paea of Oregon State back in 2011. (Check out the Men’s Fitness rundown of Paea’s amazing feat.)
Want to boost your bench press and lift like the players at the combine? Take some of these tips from Men’s Fitness: